- The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is supposed to be a road-going equal of the corporate’s X-Bow GT2 monitor weapon.
- The GT-XR makes use of an Audi-sourced 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine tuned to supply 493 horsepower at 6350 rpm.
- Manufacturing is proscribed to a most of 100 per 12 months.
The Austrian agency KTM, primarily identified within the U.S. as a motorbike producer, has a brand new road-going X-Bow mannequin referred to as the GT-XR. KTM has been making the X-Bow (i.e. crossbow) since 2008. The GT-XR is the road model of the X-Bow GT2, with air-con, Bluetooth, and an elective (!) rear-view mirror. In lieu of doorways, KTM went extra Star Wars X Wing with a jet fighter cover.
We have been significantly impressed by the KTM efficiency up to now. The unique X-Bow lapped VIR at 2:52.3 in our annual Lightning Lap testing. Our editor-in-chief deemed the 2019 X-Bow Comp R “correctly succesful” after driving it at Sonoma Raceway in California.
With a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine sourced from the Audi RS3, the GT-XR packs 493 horsepower. Not record-setting, however in KTM vogue, the automotive is extremely mild. The GT-XR ideas the scales at a claimed 2491 kilos. That is solely 300 kilos greater than a first-gen Mazda Miata. The carbon monocoque weighing in at 196 kilos is lighter than the typical American man. The mixture of excessive energy and low weight is alleged to rocket the KTM to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds.
KTM forwent a handbook gearbox for the GT-XR, opting as a substitute for a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG). The steering wheel is detachable and options an built-in show with shift indicators. The solid aluminum wheels are made by OZ Racing. KTM added a 25-gallon gas tank permitting for greater than 600 miles of vary between fill-ups.
The GT-XR is obtainable to order in Europe, the place the KTM notes that the automotive is accepted for avenue use. Pricing is simply over $286,000 primarily based on present alternate charges. A most of 100 will probably be made per 12 months. U.S. consumers could also be out of luck, nonetheless, as KTM doesn’t point out U.S. availability.
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